Hoak Leads Hawks In Victory
Hilbert Beats Franciscan in Triple-Overtime
- Release Date:
- February 7, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
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Steubenville, OH – With six seconds left in regulation and down by three points, Hilbert moved the ball the length of the floor, hit a three-pointer evening the score at 60 to send the game into overtime. Fifteen minutes later, the Hawks prevailed with a 91-84 triple-overtime victory at Franciscan University earning their fifth Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win, setting up a 3-way tie for fifth place. Chris Hoak’s (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) 24 points were his season’s high to date, as he led a trio of Hawks to burn the nets for 20 points or more. In 53-minutes (of a possible 55-minute day), Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) earned his third double-double (23 points and 13 rebounds) while Keon Rembert (Bennetsville, SC/Archbishop Walsh) cleared the offensive glass and lived at the foul line scoring 20 points before leaving the game with five fouls. The Baron’s Thomas Kleinschnitz earned game-high honor’s (33 points) before he fouled out with less than two minutes to play in the third overtime period. Franciscan falls to 2-12, 2-17 overall.
Hilbert’s largest lead in regulation was with just over two minutes to go in the first half but missed shots by the Hawks and scrappy play by Franciscan closed to gap to just a one-point lead (32-31) for the visitors. Franciscan came out after intermission and took control of the second half. There were three lead changes in addition to seven times tied before Parrott’s three point shot knotted the game forcing overtime.
Each team answered the other team’s scoring in the first (71) and second (79) overtime period’s with each period count down finishing up with a Franciscan three-point shot to tie the score.
Hoak opened the third 5-minute extra period by hitting back to back long balls, putting the Hawks up by four after a few Franciscan made foul shots. Hilbert went 4 for 6 from the charity stripe to earn the road win and help improve their chances for post season play.
Hilbert travels to D’Youville College February 9th before Mount Aloysius College comes to town on Saturday, February 12th. These three teams are all tied for fifth, sixth and seventh place and after this week we might know who will drop out of the AMCC play offs as the top six team’s continue in to postseason play.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.